In our backyard, we have two large oak trees, and 5 crepemyrtle trees/bushes that are around the pool. While they are attractive, they dump a lot of stuff into the pool. We cut back the oak branches, and that has significantly reduced the oak leaves that make it in there, but these crepemyrtles are dumping junk into the pool all the time. I have a 5 gallon bucket I keep by the pool to empty the skimmer baskets and such, and last week I filled a bucket with mostly just the little crepemyrtle flowers! That said, while the flowers make their way into the skimmer basket, the pollen sinks to the floor, where the polaris picks it up. Every day or two, I can expect to pull up the polaris bag and have a baseball sized clump of what appears to be pollen.
I've read mention on here that pollen has caused some pool owners to give some thought to phosphates or other things that we don't conventionally think about in the TFP method, should I worry about these at all? The pool is clear, balanced, and beautiful now, just wouldn't want something I'm not testing for to come back and bite me later.